From Hungary. Lives and works in Budapest.
András Polgár is a researcher who uses documentary photography and multimedia as tools to present positive stories and make dawah.
In his projects, he focuses on the topics of transition and Muslim identity. Since January 2015, he has been concentrating primarily on the Archipelago of Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country on Earth.
His long-term documentary project, ’To get Her FOREVER’ (2015-2021), examines his personal life in four chapters.
His multi-project, ’NUSANTARA’ collects three projects from three different islands of Indonesia investigating changes, at the same time all projects are related to his own personal transition process:
’My lovely sharia’ (Sumatra, 2019); ’Muslim Punk’ (Java, 2018-2019) and ’TransX – Changing identities in the island paradise of Bali’ (Bali, 2015-2019).
Currently, he is working in Indonesia on his projects, ‘PERMANENT HOLIDAY’ and ‘Amanah’ in parallel.
He won the József Pécsi Photography Grant twice (2018, 2019), and in 2021 he received grant from the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.
In 2018 he was elected to the Nikon-Noor Academy Masterclass, mentored by Tanya Habjouqa.
His works have been exhibited in many places in Hungary, Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, and Greece.